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Today's Features

  •   CLERMONT – Spring is in full swing and that means it is time to get outside and experience all that is budding in nature. 

    It also means it is time for BloomFest, Bernheim’s annual celebration of spring on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

    Whether it’s creating garden faerie houses, participating in naturalist-led discovery stations or enjoying local artisans and food vendors, there are activities for everyone.

  •  Donald Trump, Elvis Presley and Beverly Clearly walk into a school. No, it’s not a punch line. It’s a historic wax museum at Mount Washington Elementary.

    Fifth graders recently picked a famous person and researched his or her life. Then, they dressed up as the person and presented their historic findings to the fourth graders.

    Characters included Michelle Obama, John Deere, Anne Frank, Michael Jordan, Mary Todd Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Coco Chanel and many more.

  •     The Blue Lick Optimist baseball and softball organization hosted its opening day parade through the streets of Hillview.

    Then they returned to Challis Ford Park for games, food and fun.

    See more parade photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net by clicking here.

  •  Who says robotics is only for boys? 

    Well a group of local girls from Whitefield Academy have definitely proved that girls can do robotics too.

    It all began as a dream for team captain Elaine Nelson. “I felt it would be great to try and form an all girls’ team and this year we have made it happen!” said Elaine.

    After a previous competition, Olivia Bailey, of Shepherdsville, stated, “This is so much fun! We are going to remember this for a long time.”

  •  The new principal at Roby Elementary School is Tonya Hill.

    “Thank you so much for the warm welcome to Bullitt County Schools,” she said. “It warms my heart to know I am a part of such an encouraging and supportive team. I look forward to working with you as we strive to help all students receive a rigorous, balanced education that will enable them to compete in and contribute to a global society.”

  • LEBANON JUNCTION—Known as the community’s preacher, a Lebanon Junction legend has stepped down from the pulpit.

    Pastor Mike Rodgers pioneered the Faith Assembly of God church 35 years ago after feeling called to leave his post at Hillview Assembly of God.

    A military brat, Rodgers spent his first six years moving throughout the country with his family. At age 6, they settled in Florida where his mom managed to get all eight kids to church once a week, he said.

  •  Kendra Cox and her two year-old son Brayden took big steps toward independence by recently moving into the Family Scholar House on Cane Run Road in Louisville.

    Kendra’s accomplishments include becoming the first graduate of the district’s TeenAge Parent Program (TAPP) to qualify and be accepted after earning a Hardship Graduation Request from Riverview Opportunity Center in December 2017. She completed all of her senior requirements, is Career Ready in childcare, employed at UPS, and intends to enroll in the Galen College of Nursing.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — Sometimes, all a kid needs is a block of wood and some tires to get the imagination wheels rolling.

    Brayden Pierce, a second grader at Pleasant Grove Elementary in Mount Washington, recently earned the top spot in his first ever pinewood derby.

    Pierce joined Cub Scout Pack #776, who meets at Saint Francis Xavier Church in Mount Washington, last fall. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council presented its 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award to local businessman Kenny Hester.

    Beginning with a small transmission business off Velva Drive in the county’s north end, Hester developed the business into Whatever It Takes Transmission Parts. He went on to found Hester’s Family Fitness, and in recent years the facility moved into the new Hester Building located on W. Hebron Lane.

  •  HILLVIEW — There is no doubt there’s an opioid crisis throughout the country.

    The question is what can the various stakeholders do to improve that deadly situation?

    Recently, Centerstone sponsored a forum to discuss how the community can get involved in addressing the situation.

    Around two dozen individuals gathered at the Hillview Government Center.

    Sarah Smith, safe schools coordinator for the Bullitt County Public School System, led the discussion.